Facebook Automatically Displays Couple Photos When Users Become Engaged

Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon as some of my Facebook friends become engaged: a photo of the couple is displayed along with the story about the couple’s new “engaged” relationship status. It’s a subtle change but it’s a nice touch by Facebook as a photo always helps a story resonate with readers. The new engaged story update has appeared to come with the updated homepage design.

There’s a chance that Facebook also displays a couple’s photo when they make the Facebook relationship official, however I have yet to see such stories in my news feed. Facebook has made the rules of relationships more complicated as couples now need to determine when, if ever, is a good time for placing their relationship status for all to see. Some users have chosen to avoid the complexity by not displaying a status at all.